Whether you are young or old, male or female, knowing a thing or two about cooking can come in handy. Knowing how to cook can be a great asset to you if you are someone who lives by yourself and doesn?t want to spend that much on your meals, and especially if you are a college student or someone with similar circumstances. If you are someone who is interested in cooking delicious meals that will save you money, then you could learn a thing or two from this article which is about how to cook rice.

Rice is a staple food in most Asian countries, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Therefore there is no one single answer to the question how to cook rice. When talking about how to cook rice, we must emphasize on the fact that there are several kinds or rice, with different textures, colors, and flavors, and the method of cooking them sometimes varies slightly according to the type of rice you are using.

If one is to describe the procedure of how to cook rice, there are mainly two methods. The first method is to steam the rice until it is soft and moist to your preference. The process of how to cook rice according to the first method is the following: get the desired amount of rice grains; normally one can get one and half times the quantity of rice after it is cooked. Rinse the rice grains in water, then add rice to the rice cooker, and add water. The amount of water you adds differs from the type of rice you are using, and the desired moisture of the rice. Almost all of the rice cookers have indicators to provide the user with the information about how much water to you should use for a certain amount of rice.

The second method when it comes to how to cook rice is to steam the rice as mentioned above, and then to mix vegetables and meat to it and fry them together. With this method the rice can be eaten by itself, whereas the rice cooked according to the first method needs to have at least one accompanying dish to be eaten without any discomfort. But on the other hand there can be more variety with the first method as one can have many other dishes with it, while the second method has the possibility to get monotonous. Therefore the answer to how to cook rice depends on your needs.